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Cast members (from left) Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon, Carol Kane, and Billy Crystal of the Princess Bride pose for a photograph as they arrive for a special 25th anniversary viewing of the film during the New York Film Festival in New York, October 2, 2012.LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters

It started with a kindly Peter Falk reading a classic fairy tale to his skeptical grandson. As it progressed, it brought in pirates, mercenaries, giants, swordsmen, a kidnapped princess, an evil prince, and large rodents. But no matter how dark the material got, the script was marked from beginning to end by a deft comic sensibility.

Released in 1987, The Princess Bride has become a pop-culture touchstone. Featuring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, and Billy Crystal, it has become one of the most-quoted films in Hollywood history. Here are a few of our favourite scenes.

What do you think? Is it the most awesome film ever? Have we missed an epic scene? Tell us here.

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